High-End Makeup Brands
The Muse isn’t known for getting too excited about bronzey collections. The paler her skin stays the better! However, she does so admit to rolling around in fits of excitement when she seen the Giorgio Armani Bronze Mania Collection!
Mania indeed! The Muse can enjoy this type of mania.
A fitting combination of cool ocean blues paired with beautiful tanned skin awaits you with the brand new, limited edition Giorgio Armani Mediterranean Eyeshadow Palette. Four shades of shimmering shadows plus Giorgio Armani most popular bronzer shade make up this incredible Summer palette. Loves it!
Giorgio Armani Sienna Minerals Bronzing Palette already knows it’s gorgeous but the Muse deems it necessary to remind it how pretty it is, “darling, you’re stunning!” (it’s been known to reply…”yes, I know!”) Swirls of sienna red and sandy copper make up an all over blush for a golden bronze glow! The Muse thinks it’s incredible and thinks she might needs it!
Giorgio Armani Bronze Mania Body Tints Bronzer is a weightless, pigment-free formula for a universal natural bronze shade leaves your skin with the kiss of the sun! I can’t get on board with a gel bronzer but sounds like something that could be interesting.
Finish your Summer look with Giorgio Armani Sparkling Bronze Mascara Topcoat. The topcoat leaves lashes with luminous sparkling bronze. Pretties we like sparkle don’t we?
Overall, the collection looks stunning. These are the days the Muse wishes she was a millionaire so she can buy two of everything for now she’s definitely leaning towards the Giorgio Armani Sienna Minerals Bronzing Palette! It looks incredibly pretty. Must haves, like now!
How about you?
Loves the collection?
Tell the Muse!
Can never get enough of David Bowie or the new NARS Modern Love Palette available exclusively from Nordies in May!
The Muse has a special place in her heart for NARS palettes as they pack such a wallop in one slim case. Enjoy six shades of NARS shadow in a slick, slimline case for $50 USD.
The NARS Modern Love Palette includes the following shades:
- Alhambra Metallic Rose Mist
- Jezebel Shimmering Sable
- India Song Shimmering Walnut
- Tokyo Soft Silver White
- Habanera Sparkling Charcoal Plum
Loves it NARS, I think it wants to come home with me tonight!
With the Summer coming at us full speed ahead, I’m sure we are all thinking about how best to minimize our makeup. Lighter makeup is always the order of business as the hot weather approaches and what better way to keep it fresh than with the new Bobbi Brown Nautical Collection releasing this May!
The Muse arranged for a little sneak peek of this collection so jump ahead for a peep!
Available in six shades Bobbi Brown Sheer Color Cheek Tint are chubby, travel friendly tubes of pigmented cheek color that glide on quickly and leave behind a glow of color. At $22 USD I wasn’t so sure on the price of these since they are half the size of a normal stick blush plus Bobbi Brown Rouge is $22 per a pot…you can see my dilemma here probably. Aside from the rant about it’s size I do think it’s a rather great little product plus I like how travel friendly it is and in a way I do like the size as I’ll run through it quickly rather than have it sit around for months because it’s just TOO much product.
The colors I tried were Sheer Pink and Sheer Coral. Sheer Coral is gorgeous and Orgasm-like shade, very peachy and pretty. Sheer Pink is a pretty sheer pink that gives a nice fresh glow. Both shades allow for sheer or bolder application. I didn’t find that these lasted as long as the potted rouge so reapplication was necessary after around 5 hours of wear.
All in all I like these alot for traveling and do like that they are tiny simply because I have plenty of product to get through. If you’re looking for nice, healthy color that’s light and fresh for the warmer weather, these make a great treat!
Also releasing with Bobbi Brown Nautical Collection is the new Bobbi Brown Sheer Color Gloss in four shades. I only have one of the four colors and I must pick up the other three as they are rather fantastic. At first glance of the promo photos I was thinking these were a lip stain. They aren’t a stain but a rather nice tacky, glossy, natural looking gloss that makes lips look quite fresh and sexy. The gloss is sheer with a tiny bit of color. It’s sticky enough to wear quite long and it goes rather nicely with the cheek tints to create a very natural, fresh look. I tried the shade Popsicle which is a very sheer pink. I liked the gloss alot and I looking forward to picking up the other shades when they are available in store.
The Bobbi Brown Nautical Collection keeps beauty natural and fresh this Summer. If you like a barely there face this collection is sure to please. I loved the FOTD’s I did for them as I thought I looked younger, fresher, and very natural using the products in the collection. Quite nice of you’re a fan of the minimal makeup look.
Check out the Bobbi Brown Nautical Collection in May at your local counter and at www.bobbibrowncosmetics.com
Tell the Muse!
If you’re a beauty junkie you probably already knew that QVC had an all day beauty event on Saturday. As tempting as it was to stay inside and just watch beauty on the tube, the weather was too nice to resist the temptation of outdoor play so this Muse Tivo’ed up everything that was on this Saturday and fast forwarded through it early this morning to get a peep at what she missed!
After fast forwarding briefly I came across two or three items I had to have but was somewhat relieved that it wasn’t a ton of must have items.
Here’s what I hauled:
I’m not sure why but I got a bit crazy with all the Laura Geller items offered. It seemed like such a good deal and the Kiss and Bake set. The few times I’ve tried Laura’s baked goodies they have always been a tad chalky but I decided what the heck, might as well re-try ‘em!
As for the Bobbi Brown, obviously you can see why I love these shadows plus I thought it wasn’t too bad a deal for all three.
I’m looking forward to scrolling through the rest of my Tivo’ed recordings to see what else was offered on Saturday!
What did you haul?
It’s that time again kids! Time for a Beauty Battle! Taking two of my favorite cream blushes and battling them again each other should make for an awesome fight. Stila Convertible Color versus Bobbi Brown Pot Rouge to the death!
Let the game begin!
Let me tell you this is sadly not much of a battle as it’s easy enough to see who will win here but let’s have a go and see what you think after I’ve butted these two against each other!
Stila Convertible Color comes housed in a cute little palette with embedded flowers on it’s lid and a nice full size mirror for on the fly application. Packaging wise Stila has it going on. When compared to Bobbi’s very minimal black pot design there isn’t much of a question which is the cuter of the two. Placing cuteness aside Stila Convertible Color has alot of catching up to do in the price and size department. At 0.15 oz in size with a price tag of $25 USD, Stila has alot of work to do to catch our attention aside from sweet packaging.
Bobbi Brown Pot Rouge def doesn’t have the cute factor in it’s ring but it has the size and the price tag to please! No mirror here and no cutesy flower compact but a $22 USD price tag and a size of a whopping 0.38 oz makes Bobbi Brown a fierce competitor for Stila Convertible Color. So that’s over double the size of Stila plus $3 bucks cheaper? Uh oh Stila look out!
Both formulas are incredibly long wearing and can easily be considered almost an identical product.
Stila takes a sucker punch from Bobbi Brown in the color department. With merely 7 shades and Bobbi coming up on 10! Things are starting to tip dangerously in favor of Bobbi’s side here. Stila defends itself with a quick punch to the left and snaps up about LE color releases for Stila Convertible Color but can we swayed by cute packaging, a few LE colors, and a high price tag? Probably not.
Bobbi Brown Pot Rouge wins this beauty battle kids! Great formula, long wearing, a huge size for a nice price tag makes it the champion in this fight. Sorry Stila…it was obvious from the start you weren’t going to win this one. We love you but your size and price leaves a bit to be desired.
How about you?
Is Bobbi Brown Pot Rouge your winner?
Or is Stila Convertible Color your champion?
Tell the Muse!